Bishop’s hosts the “Electric Ride” event

Bishop’s hosts the “Electric Ride” event

Bishop’s University will host the “Electric Ride” event which will take place on Thursday, October 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the John H. Price Sports and Recreation Centre.

Launched by Équiterre, supported by Transition énergétique Québec and deployed in Estrie by the Conseil régional de l’environnement de l’Estrie (CREE), the “Electric Ride” campaign supports the government’s goal to have 100,000 electric vehicles on Quebec roads in 2020.

Bishop’s University’s students, faculty, staff member as well as members of the broader community who wish to try an electric or hybrid car for free will be able to do so for a 15 minutes test drive. For the occasion, JN Auto, Audi Sherbrooke, Thibault Chevrolet, Nissan Sherbrooke, Hyundai Sherbrooke and Val Estrie Ford will present the seven following models:

  • Tesla (3, S or X)
  • Audi e-tron
  • Chevrolet Bolt EV
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Hyundai Kona electric
  • Hyundai Ioniq electric
  • Ford Fusion Energi SE

Electric bikes from Café-vélo des nations will also be available for trials.

It is strongly recommended to book a test drive ahead of the event through the online platform This will ensure the availability of the desired vehicle at the desired time. All drivers must be over 21 years old and have a driver’s license valid in Quebec.


Did you know?

Québec’s transportation sector contributes 43 per cent of the province’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)? One of the ways to reduce these emissions is to opt for an electric vehicle. Indeed, over its entire life cycle, an electric car emits less GHGs than a gasoline vehicle. Over 150,000 km, an electric car emits 65 per cent less GHG than a gasoline car and over 300,000 km, it’s 80 per cent less!

Marie-Josée Laforge
Project Manager
Conseil régional de l’environnement de l’Estrie
819-821-4357 ext. 5